Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Table Party Display

Here is a display for a Halloween party. I am sure you can add adorable cupcakes or other spooky treats. Fancy food is not my best skill!

You will need a table runner, gift box, scrapbook paper, candy, tin buckets, pumpkins, ribbon, hot glue, scissors, and anything else you want to set on the table.
Happy Halloween!

This is a gift box wrapped in scrapbook paper and filled with candy bars wrapped in coordinating papers. I made the sign on my computer.

The cake stand consists of a plastic plate and cup glued together (see a previous post on how to do this). For this stand I added scrapbook paper cut into triangles around the edges and sequin string around the bottoms. Hot glue works great.

Wrap a tin bucket or aluminum can in the scrapbook paper and add you favorite candy bars wrapped in scrapbook paper and ribbon as well.

I got this spider from Target and filled it with a candkle and candy corn

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm Addicted to Coupon Sense!

I recently joined Coupon Sense, which for those of you who do not know, it is a program to save money on your groceries using coupons combined with store sales and buying in multiples so that you pay rock bottom pricing and always have an item when you need it. I am sooooo hooked! I have been getting a lot of free items, some of which you see here. The best part is, that it is all name brand stuff. The shopping trip below I spent $25 on 48 items! And that was last week. Today I got free 3 Nivea body washes, 4 Riccola cough drops, 3 Crest toothpastes, 1 Skinny Water, and 3 Dial soaps. It is a great program and can save you 50% or more on groceries. The first month is $4 plus the cost of newspapers, and tell them Lorraine Kempton referred you :) My husbands laughs at me for getting so into it, but he loves it because I'm saving us money and I get to feed my shopping addiction. I also don't buy stuff not on my list as much because I don't want to mess up my savings percentage

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Powder Puff Halloween Pillow

Here is a cute "powder puff" pillow that looks cute on any entry bench/chair, or even a guest bedroom. Super soft and fluffy.
You will need: a round pillow in desired color, 3-4 marabou boas in black or orange, hot glue gun, and ribbon.

Start gluing the marabou in a swirl pattern starting from the outside...

Lastly, tie some festive ribbon around the pillow and secure with glue.

Friday, October 15, 2010


How cute is this martini? I was searching the Internet for some fun party drinks that would be Halloween themed and this is what I found. Sounds delicious and looks great at a party!
1 part coconut cream
i part tangerine flavored mixer
1 part banana liqueur
splash of white rum
Chill all ingredients in fridge or freezer. Once cooled, pour the first three ingredients in the order listed above, slowly over the backside of a spoon over a martini glass. Top with a splash of white rum.
photo credit: yumsugar

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Harvest Outdoor Display

Here is a large fall outdoor display that looks very welcoming. You will need two hay bales from your local farm or dairy (mine were $5 a piece). They do have faux hay at Michael's, but they are much smaller. You will need an assortment of fall decor items: pumpkins, scarecrows, wagon wheels, garland, etc. Lastly, you will need some wire hangers that you can take apart and stick through the pumpkins to secure them to the hay. Real pumpkins would not need this but then you would have to buy new ones each year. Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Floral Arrangment

I love Halloween. I think I am bursting with more crafts than I have time for or can fit into a day, but here is the latest: a floral arrangement. You can make it pretty or spooky depending on your style. I like a mix of both.
You will need a container, floral foam, skeleton garland, wooden dowels, wire cutters, hot glue, and any spooky floral pieces you want. All supplies were bought at Michael's
1. Glue the foam to the bottom of the arrangement
2. Starting sticking in the floral pieces randomly
3. Cut the skeleton garland apart and stick a wooden dowel through it and add it to the arrangement.

The finished product is a great accent to an entry table, dining table, buffet or bedroom (it turns out better in person)
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